BRADDOCK, PA – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman on Friday released the following statement after the UAW announced a strike against the Big 3 automakers:

“It’s time to decide what side you’re on. Are you on the side of the Big 3 CEOs who made a combined $74 million last year, and are now claiming to they cannot afford to pay their workers? Or are you on the side of the UAW workers who bust their ass every day, the people who build the American cars and trucks we Pennsylvanians drive?”

“I know which side I’m on. As long as these brave workers continue to walk the picket line, my entire team and I will have their backs. We will support them any way we can until they reach a fair deal.

“All these workers are asking for is for their basic needs to be met, to share in the enormous wealth they have created for their companies. They want to get back to work and do their jobs.

“We must not forget – especially on days like today – that the union way of life is sacred. It’s what built this nation, it’s what built Pennsylvania, and it’s what built the middle class. I am always going to come down on the side of workers.

“Solidarity forever.”